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Schweiker: Senate Run “Not in the Cards”

Former Governor Mark Schweiker definitively ruled out a challenge to U.S. Senator Bob Casey in an interview this afternoon with PoliticsPA. “It’s always flattering to hear such invocations, but it wasn’t born of my thought process. It’s not in the cards. It was never in the cards,” said Schweiker.

January 14th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate | 1 Comment

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Did GOP Just Lose Senate Prospect Mark Schweiker?

It was announced this morning that former Governor Mark Schweiker is taking a position as Senior Advisor to the Government Affairs division of law firm Stradley Ronon. Needless to say, taking a high-profile position as a lobbyist does not seem like the move of someone planning a run for statewide public office.

January 14th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate | 7 Comments

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Rooney and Isenhour Announce Partnership

There’s a new powerhouse in PA Democratic politics. Former Dem Chairman TJ Rooney and former Democratic Executive Director Mary Isenhour have formed a consulting firm for political candidates and issue advocacy groups.

January 14th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 2 Comments

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1/14 Morning Buzz

Mary Isenhour forms a consulting firm, then challenges the suggestion that PA Dems’ impressive voter registration edge is slipping. PoliticsPA’s Ups and Downs are up for the week. Kanjorski continues to take heat for his comments about Rick Scott. Pileggi considers putting redistricting proposals online. And giant-killer Toohil is named Deputy House Whip

January 14th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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Ridge Policy Group Adds Staff, Including Former Chief of Staff to Pennsylvania House Majority Leader

Ridge Policy Group Adds Staff, Including Former Chief of Staff to Pennsylvania House Majority Leader HARRISBURG — The Ridge Policy Group, a state and federal government affairs firm with offices in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce that it has been joined by three government affairs professionals. Laura Jan Kuller, who most recently […]

January 13th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments